Founding of Merrickville

Founding of Merrickville (HM2MO7)

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N 44° 54.981', W 75° 50.132'

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In 1793 William Merrick (1760-1844), a Loyalist from Massachusetts, acquired from Roger Stevens a sawmill at the "Great Falls" on the Rideau River. Here he built new mills which formed the nucleus of a small community that grew up before 1816 and was known as "Merricks Mills". The establishment of new settlements on the Rideau and the building of the canal, 1826-32, stimulated the growth of the village. Streets were laid out and a post office named "Merrickville" was opened in 1829. By 1850 the community contained about 700 persons, two flour mills, a cloth factory and other industries, and was incorporated as a village in 1860.
HM NumberHM2MO7
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
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Date Added Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 434051 N 4973997
Decimal Degrees44.91635000, -75.83553333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 54.981', W 75° 50.132'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 54' 58.86" N, 75° 50' 7.9199999999999" W
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